The small-group tour operator has announced more UK and Ireland ’micro-trip’ experiences for next year.
New domestic tours depart from Edinburgh, Inverness, London, Manchester and Dublin. Gin, beer and whisky lovers in particular have some themed itineraries to choose from – here’s a selection of what’s on offer:
A Taste of Scotland’s Craft Beer and Whisky takes daytrippers on a whistle stop tour around some of the best distilleries and breweries north of Edinburgh. Or, expand your tastings with The Beers, Whiskies & Gins of East Lothian, another one-day trip exploring the region’s local tipples.
The one-day Glen Affric, Culloden and Clava Carins tour departs from Inverness and takes in the natural beauty of the area, including ancient pines, mountains and lochs.
For a longer Scottish tour, there’s the Outer Hebrides & The Scottish Highlands itinerary, which takes people through the Highlands with stops at the Cairngorm mountains and Luskentyre beach.
A three-day tour called Dingle, Killarney & the Wild Atlantic Way will journey to the western edge of Ireland; it’s said to pass serene locations and natural wilderness.
Or travellers can opt to spend more time on Ireland’s West Coast with the Escape to the South West itinerary, lasting five days with stops at beaches, castles, waterfalls and more.
A trip to Wales isn’t really complete without admiring the Snowdonia mountains. Groups can drive through the mountainous region on the Snowdonia, North Wales & Chester tour, taking in castles, forests and national parks on the way.
As for shorter trips in England, a Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole’s Cavern tour will pack in the limestone cave at Poole’s Cavern and the village of Castleton, located at the base of Shivering Mountain in the Peak District.
Or, there’s a Windermere, Lancaster & the Lake District micro-trip exploring the picturesque area, including Lake Windermere and Coniston Water - a place said to have inspired writers such as Arthur Ransome and John Ruskin.
And one for the gin connoisseurs: the Bombay Sapphire Gin & Winchester itinerary, another one-day tour that visits historic Winchester, home to the Norman Winchester Cathedral. It’s also home to Bombay Sapphire Gin, and travellers will stop off at Laverstoke Distillery to learn its history.
To find out more about organising a group trip with Rabbie’s Tours, visit the website at www.rabbies.com.